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Season Premiere of “House” Tonight

September 5, 2006 by  

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This post contains MILD spoilers from tonight’s season premiere.  Nothing you haven’t seen on the promos, but I wanted to warn you all the same.
House Season Premiere TONIGHT at 8pm on Fox. 

If you already a fan of the mega hit House, then you should be crazy excited for tonight’s season premiere.  I was actually able to check out the premiere episode a few weeks back and it was well worth the summer wait.

I’m sure most of you have seen the promos in which the crippled Dr. Gregory House is running over the river and through the woods and to Dr. Cuddy’s office he’ll go.  Yeah, those scenes aren’t from a wacky dream sequence.  The Ketamine has done it’s job as far as we can tell.  Without giving too much away, let’s just say that House is taking full advantage of his new found pain-free existence.  With this fresh new perspective, we see a side of House that many have never seen.  But is it a side that we want to see?

His colleagues, his patients and his friends (ok, ‘friend’…just Wilson) see a changed man before their eyes, and while some take kindly to House 2.0, some others aren’t quite sure what to make of him.

When first watching tonight’s episode, I kept getting the vibe that something was very different.  The set, the camera angles, everything just seemed new.  Perhaps this was a subconscious nod to House’s own experiences, but it didn’t “feel” like a typical episode of House.  But in no way did that distract from the always superb acting and witty dialogue.  Somethings may have changed by Hugh Laurie is still one of the finest actors on television today.

If you are a House virgin, then consider giving the show a shot tonight.  Unlike many other dramas, House is one that you can jump into very easily without a lot of background information.  I think you’ll soon learn why so many of us TV addicts already love it!!

P.S.  Click here to check out Fox’s recap of last season’s finale.

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5 Responses to “Season Premiere of “House” Tonight”

  1. Julie on September 5th, 2006 2:44 pm

    I think it felt “off” because the screener didn’t have any background noise. It was so quiet! I think it gave things an eerie semi-unrealistic feel. Or maybe that’s just me…I’ll have to watch it again tonight in its final ready-for-tv form.

  2. Liz on September 5th, 2006 5:48 pm

    Although I feel like one of the few people that didn’t love the whole “what’s real–what isn’t?” season finale (like we couldn’t figure it out?), I’m actually psyched to see what they do with the character now that his primary motivation for being who he is is gone, if that makes sense. Glad to hear they didn’t drop the ball over the summer!

  3. Kris on September 5th, 2006 7:38 pm

    I am so excited for House tonight! I absolutley LOVE this show and can’t wait to see my favorite grumpy doctor. However, as horrible as it sounds, i hope he gets his gimp back b/c House – cane = different House. I loved House and his cane. It’s like a packaged deal! Ah well, i’m interested to see how he is post-Ketamine.

  4. Kristine on September 5th, 2006 8:58 pm

    OMG!!! It was SOOOO good!!!!!

    Does anyone think it’s funny how they used “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” again?? It’s like their trademark song, next to the song in the beginning that is.

  5. Sus on September 6th, 2006 8:28 am

    I noticed that song repeat as well. 🙂

    Maybe I just didn’t notice, but the feel of the show didn’t seem that different to me. House did, obviously, but I’m wondering how long that’s going to last due to what happened at the end.